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mRNA vaccine more effective booster to ChAdOx1 nCoV-19

(HealthDay)—Use of heterologous ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and mRNA prime-boost vaccination is more effective than homologous ChAdOx1 nCoV-19/ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 prime-boost vaccination, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in ...

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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in adolescents

The Clalit Research Institute, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, analyzed one of the world's largest integrated health record databases to examine the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162B2 ...

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FDA panel takes up tough questions on J&J COVID-19 boosters

U.S. health advisers on Friday tackled who should get boosters of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when—and whether using a competing brand for the second dose might provide better protection.

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More questions for J&J vaccine boosters ahead of FDA review

The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand ...

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Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 in what would be a major expansion that could combat an alarming rise in serious infections in youngsters and help schools ...

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Why COVID-19 vaccination rates are lower in rural areas of the US

A combination of higher Trump vote share and lower educational attainment help explain the lower COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural areas of the United States, according to a new study published in the Journal of Rural Health.

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